Unpatched Windows PCs own3d in less than four minutes

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  1. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/15/unpatched_pc_survival_drops/

     
  2. kronik85

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    repost... but yeah. kinda scary how fast that can happen. i've always done internet updates and typically don't have too many virus/spyware issues. that's just the risk you take.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah I remember installing W2K on an open network - it was compromised before I had a chance to install updates :rofl:
     
  4. cmsurfer

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    Huh...

    When I reformat our W2k and XP mahcines at work, I usually have a local copy of the latest service packs installed before the network cable gets plugged in.
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Meh, there's no real need if you're behind a firewall. I just let WSUS do its thing.
     
  6. P07r0457

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    if you're connecting a machine (patched or otherwise) directly to the internet, you're an idiot.
     
  7. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Service pack "Network Installs" extracted to CD > windows update
     
  8. ProSlayer

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    How can you tell if a computer has been "compromised?" I run my computer without AV, windows firewall off, and the router DMZ'd to my static IP, but I don't experience any troubles.
     
  9. Sexual Vanilla

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    :werd:

    If that were the case...you deserve what you get.
     
  10. trouphaz

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

    Try a few virus and malware scanners. Your pc could be part of a bot net without you knowing.
     
  11. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    HE'S BACK!
     
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  13. jdw

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    *big collective sigh*
     
  14. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Windows sucks. And its not the internet's fault.
     
  15. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    linux sucks just as much if you look at the patch lists.
     
  16. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    And the almighty Firefox just released some major flaws in 3.0 this week.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    "almighty" is a fairly loose term, then. suckmaster9000 is more what I'd call it.
     
  18. trouphaz

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    yeah, but there is significantly more you can do with Linux in order to protect it than you can with windows out of the box... or at least they make it much easier. it is incredibly easy to turn everything off on a fresh install of any UNIX operating system so that no one can get onto your system remotely.
     
  19. Peyomp

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    Its really easy to keep a linux box up longer than 4 minutes on a default install. But lets pretend thats not the case just so you don't feel like a windows moop, ok? I get it.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    same with windows
     
  21. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    that's funny, I've been running windows for 15 years and I've never had my computer attacked or exploited. that's a lot longer than four minutes.
     
  22. cmsurfer

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    We're talking about a brand new install of Windows (XP) without any patches or a/v software...

    I sure hope you have the latest service packs and updates + A/V on your systems...
     
  23. trouphaz

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    sorry moop, it's not as easy.
     
  24. Limp_Brisket

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    anti-virus is for noobs
     
  25. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Since XP SP2, it has been that easy.
     

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